Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Casseroles Make It Easy to Dish Up Big Brunch

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Casseroles Make It Easy to Dish Up Big Brunch

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IF YOU'RE planning to feed brunch to a bunch on Labor Day, take a look at these recipes. And if you're not serving brunch, you might try one some evening for a casual supper. These sausage, egg and cheese combos are in answer to a request by Mary Patterson of Alton.

Jeanne Riganti, Donna Sircy and Mary Baer of St. Louis; Fonda Graham of Festus; Pat Hughes of Florissant; Betty Moriarity and Anne Schell of Kirkwood; Christy Ledyard, St. Peters; Norma Rambaud of Wentzville; Deborah Woodward of Belleville; and Marjorie Cuvar of Glen Carbon all sent recipes. This recipe is from a Betty Crocker cookbook. SAUSAGE SCRAMBLE 1 1/2 pounds pork bulk sausage

18 eggs

2 cups milk

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (12 ounces)

3 cups garlic-and-onion-flavored croutons

18 tomato slices

Cook and stir sausage over medium heat until light brown; drain. Place sausage in a 13-by-9-inch greased baking dish. Beat eggs, milk and salt; stir in cheese. Pour egg mixture on sausage. Sprinkle with croutons.

Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 325-degree oven 45 to 50 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with tomato slices.

Yield: 18 servings.

"I've used this for breakfast, brunch and even supper," wrote Norma Rambaud. "To me, it is nearly foolproof and a big favorite with my family." EGG AND MEAT CASSEROLE 6 eggs, beaten

1/2 pound chopped or cubed ham; or 1 pound pork sausage, fried, crumbled and drained

1 small onion, chopped

4 pieces bread, cut into small cubes

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

2 cups milk

Salt, to taste

Ground black pepper, to taste

Mix together beaten eggs and meat. Add onion, bread cubes, cheese, milk, salt and pepper. Pour into 11-by-9-inch greased baking dish.

Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of casserole comes out clean. …

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